Central and South America have some cities which are among the top of all. Some cities are good travel and leisure. Some other cities are good for shopping, partying, culture, etc. here are the Top 10 most popular places to live in South America.
Not as famous as some of the entries on this list though Paraiso is an enigmatic and charming city. That is every bit as interesting as its more famous cousins. But Valparaiso to prominence as a waypoint for ships crossing from the Atlantic to the Pacific or vice versa. This traffic brought many different peoples and cultures to the important seaport and help to create Valparaiso as an eclectic city. It is much of the 20th century was tough on the city but starting in the 1990s grassroots campaigns fought to preserve the city’s unique architecture. Capital is now a popular tourist destination replete with captivating graffiti, vibrant nightlife and a world-famous new-years by the sea festival.
When many of us first think of Peru we think of a beautiful mountainous country. While Lima is certainly beautiful it’s actually on the coast and is world-renowned as a top spot for surfing. The Peruvian capital is also known for its various dynamic Barrios from the upscale Miraflores to the bohemian Barranco and barrio Chino or Chinatown. Lima is a foodie hotspot and has two restaurants ranked in the top 10 of 2019 s world’s 50 best restaurants Mido and central Lima. Lima was established by the Spanish as their capital of South America and so the city of Kings has lots of old grandiose buildings with stunning designs.
Latin America has changed a lot in the past 30 years and nowhere is this more evident than in Colombia. Which was once a pretty dangerous place but is now a tourist haven. The Colombian capital is a great place to visit to get a sense of the Colombian people. Because people move from all over the country to Bogota. They have a well-earned reputation for friendliness. Make sure to head up the slopes of Montserrat a for unrivaled views of the city and its iconic hilltop Church. You should also check out Parque de Leon event a place a lovely green space in the heart of one of the hippest and most bustling districts in the city Sheppy Nado. If you’re a coffee drinker you simply have to sample some of the best coffee in the world
Bogota is an amazing city but one thing it doesn’t have is the ocean located on the northern coast of Colombia. It offers breathtaking views of the Caribbean a few other places on earth offer such a combination of sun, sand, and culture. Whether it’s from the colonial architecture, the whitewashed buildings or even the many horse-drawn carriages throughout the city. Cartagena is also big on festivals, there’s the classical music festival in January, the sweets festival around Easter and even an indigenous bagpipes festival in August. But the biggest one is the International Film Festival in March.
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
What can be said about Rio de Janeiro that hasn’t been said before? Rio has become a byword for a laid-back Beach lounging Samba lifestyle. Of course, you have to visit Copacabana beach but Rio has so much more to offer than just one beautiful beach. Christians and fans of sculpture alike should visit Christ the Redeemer Rio’s iconic over 100-foot tall statue overlooking the city. Rio also boasts what is possibly the largest urban forest in the world Shizuka forest. As well as the beautiful Elijah suka or Sugarloaf Mountain. However, it must be noted that in recent years high crime rates in Rio, as well as Brazil as a whole, mean all travelers must exercise caution.
About nine thousand three hundred and fifty feet above sea level. Quito is pretty far up there it’s also such a beautiful city that you might think. You’ve actually ascended to the heavens while there Quito is the first entire city to be named a UNESCO heritage site. A big reason why is its Centro Historico, where you can see colonial-era buildings and many other landmarks. Like the stunning neo-gothic, Basilica, del Voto Nacional. There are of course numerous worthy museums and art galleries around the city to visit. Including the Contemporary Art Center of Quito also the city lies about 15 miles south of the equator. After a short drive, you can stand with one foot in the northern hemisphere and one in the southern hemisphere how cool is that.
Mendosa has always been a waypoint for people traveling between Buenos Aires and Santiago Chile. But Mendoza has really become a big tourist destination in its own right. The city has two particularly big things going for it though they’re both quite different Mendoza. Its surrounding areas are ecotourism and adventure travel hubs with plenty of places to hike a mountain, climb mountain bike and ski. The city also lies within the biggest wine region in Latin America. After touring Mendoza from Plaza Independencia to the top of Cerro de la Gloria go for a hike and then sit back with a nice glass of Malbec whore too.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
If you’re going to Argentina you just have to visit the capital Buenos Aires translates to fair wins. It could also be interpreted as good Aires and you will definitely feel plenty of those good vibes. Here fans of dance will have no shortage of opportunities to observe the immortal tango. Maybe even participate fans of soccer will find many many fellow enthusiasts. We should try to visit during the superclásico the annual legendary football clash between eternal rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate fans of Evita. I will want to visit AVA perón’s resting place. The balcony where she made many speeches and the Evita Museum in fans of wine shopping and nightlife will find plenty of what they love too.
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
This picturesque city was once the capital of the pan-American kingdom of watermelon and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its busy markets admiring its panoply of pastel-colored in Spanish Baroque architecture and sipping some amazing coffee. It has a claim to being the birthplace of chocolate. Visit a cacao Museum and buy yourself a few treats.
Cusco tops this list both figuratively and literally. Once you get used to being three thousand four hundred meters or eleven thousand two hundred feet above sea level. You’re gonna love it in Cusco another Unesco world heritage site. Cusco was once the capital of the Incan Empire and in a sense represents the soul of Peru. The city abounds with ruins old architecture, narrow streets and people and traditional clothing. The history of the city is palpable admires the beauty of the city’s placid animus. Then hiked the Inca Trail in the sacred valley for breathtaking views all the way to Machu Picchu. If you can Cusco has it all great food, great music, and a great heritage.